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Lake Report – August 24, 2018

Secchi Depth: 2.2 Meters
Water Temp: 23.5 degrees C

Monitored at East Green Lake by Sally Abella

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, the King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County, including Green Lake. To go to the King County Lake Information Page for Green Lake, click here.  Choose “Green Lake-1”.

Agenda for FOGL Meeting July 31, 2018


YOU’RE INVITED! JOIN US AT 7 PM TUESDAY, JULY 31 AT THE FRIENDS OF GREEN LAKE MEETING AT THE HEARTHSTONE.

Here’s the Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Preceding meeting minutes
  • Taiga Hinckley memorial
  • Green Lake path safety markers
  • By Laws revision to update the mission statement and meeting frequency (click here)
  • Website Update
  • Other Business
  • Next Meeting Topics
  • Adjourn

Note: this meeting is on the fifth Tuesday, not the usual fourth Tuesday. Hope to see you Tuesday July 31!
The meeting is in the board room at The Hearthstone, 6720 E. Green Lake Way North, from 7 – 9:00 PM.

THANKS TO THE HEARTHSTONE FOR HOSTING OUR MEETINGS!

Minutes for May 22, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 22, 2018, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Rob ZisetteKaren SchurrGayle GarmanEllen HewittRichard FlemingMariann DruckerJeff HowardThomas WhittemoreRuth BaetzBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting.

Noted first was that fees for the FOGL website and USPS PO Box have been paid and up to date.

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.

Acknowledgement of and information about the good work of Green Lake Stewards was discussed.

Discussion of Green Lake Secchi Disk readings plus lake water temperature readings at the Community Center T-Dock were discussed.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting May 22, 2018


YOU’RE INVITED!  JOIN US AT 7 PM TUESDAY, MAY 22 AT THE FRIENDS OF GREEN LAKE MEETING AT THE HEARTHSTONE.

Here’s the Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Preceding meeting minutes
  • By Laws Update:

    • Revise FOGL mission statement to support healthy lake and watershed activities for the benefit of both recreation and wildlife in the lake and park.
    • Reduce the regular meeting frequency to every second month.
    • Eliminate Treasurer and delegate those responsibilities to the President.
  • Website Update
  • Other Business
  • Next Meeting Topics
  • Adjourn

Hope to see you Tuesday night!
The meeting is in the board room at The Hearthstone, 6720 E. Green Lake Way North, from 7 – 9:00 PM.

THANKS TO THE HEARTHSTONE FOR HOSTING OUR MEETINGS!

Minutes for March 27, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday March 27, 2018, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGaret MungerGayle GarmanBrian DeLucaRob ZisetteJeff HowardRuth Baetz

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting.

The primary topic of the meeting was to determine FOGL’s path forward and intended tasks for 2018. There was initial discussion and display of updates to the FOGL website and suggestions offered about additional forms of communication with the public at large, e.g. using the several social media websites which discuss lake/park issues.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting March 27, 2018

YOU’RE INVITED!  JOIN US AT 7 PM TUESDAY, MARCH 27 TO TALK ABOUT WHAT FRIENDS OF GREEN LAKE SHOULD TRY TO ACCOMPLISH IN 2018.

Bring your ideas and suggestions.  We’re making a new start with new President Rob Zisette and some old and new faces to get things going.

We’ll talk about past successes and some new things that are going on as well.  Any subject is Fair Game.

Hope to see you tonight!

The meeting is in the board room at The Hearthstone, 6720 E. Green Lake Way North, from 7 – 9:00 PM.

THANKS TO THE HEARTHSTONE FOR HOSTING OUR MEETINGS!

Minutes for January 23, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday January 23, 2018, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanBrian DeLucaKaren SchurrTom SchubertRob ZisetteAndre GoodrichEllen HewittJill JaquesJeff HowardAlice Speers

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

Gayle G described the initial purpose/inception of FOGL, as primarily a grass-roots initiative to promote proactive repair of the water quality of the lake as a consequence of several years of severe algae blooms and resultant Seattle Parks Department closure of the lake to human activity.

Discussion continued with whether or not FOGL should continue or disband. If disbanding, FOGL should follow its 501-c3 requirements and properly disperse its treasury as directed by regulations. Further discussion followed.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting January 23, 2018

January 23 , 2018 at 7 p.m.
in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

The primary purpose of the meeting is to decide whether or not to disband the group. Those who started the group in 2003 are now “super seniors” and have retired as officers and lake monitors. They hope that some “young seniors” and Green Lake users will step up to carry on the good work or the group must be disbanded.

  • Introductions
  • Treasurer’s Report – Gayle Garman
  • The non-profit status of Friends of Green Lake – Gayle Garman
  • Lake Monitoring – Richard Fleming
  • Web Site – Ellen Hewitt
  • Recent Park projects or sightings

Old Business:

  • Donate treasury and Disband
    Possible projects to support with the treasury
    OR
  • Reinvent groups
    • Need to rewrite: Mission Statement
    • Need to rewrite: By Laws
      Membership: Months to meet; Officers; Terms of office; Duties of Officers; Voting
  • Adjourn

Thanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room!

Minutes for October 24, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday October 24, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanKathleen ConnerRuth BaetzTom SchubertGaret MungerBernhard WeiplDon DeibertS. Jo PalmBrian DeLucaColleen Hackett

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

Richard F and Kathleen Conner provided general comments regarding the FOGL provided “To Do” list, as previously recorded and described in earlier FOGL minutes and records. They described the activity of the FOGL meeting with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) for a walk around the lake to discuss ideas and details of FOGL suggestions.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Join us October 24, 7 p.m.

in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Response to FOGL’s To-Do List – Kathleen Conner, Director of Planning, Seattle Parks and recreation Department.
  • Proposal to install a Continuous Lake Level Gauge – Rob Zisette.
  • Treasurer’s Report – Gayle Garman.
  • Skate Boarding construction on Duck Island – Colleen Hackett.
  • New Business.
  • Discussion: Should FOGL disband in January?
  • Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 23, 2018?
  • Adjourn

Thanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room!

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